Call for nomination for the 2017 CALA General Election

Dear CALA Members:

According to the CALA Bylaws, Article VI - Section 3 and Article VII - Section 2-5, the Nominating Committee enthusiastically invites your nominations for the following positions for the 2017 CALA general election:

-Incoming Vice President/President-Elect (first year as the 2nd VP; second year as the VP, and third year as the President; one position)

- Board of Directors (3 years; five positions)

Nominations and self-nominations are all welcome and encouraged. The nomination/self-nomination form is available at CALA web site:


Please refer to CALA Organizational Manual/Officers Handbook at CALA website ( for more information regarding the responsibilities of the CALA selected offices. Nominations and self-nominations can be sent directly to Le Yang, Co-Chair and other members of the Nominating Committee via e-mail.All nominations and self-nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, on Monday, December 19, 2016Incomplete or late submission of nominationinformation will not be considered.

We encourage nomination of Board of Directors to take into consideration the geographical representation. The Nominating Committee will review all nominationsand self-nominations to select a list of qualified nominees according to the procedures stipulated in CALA Bylaws. A slate of candidates will be presented to the CALA Board of Directors for approval at the Board meeting during the 2017 ALA Midwinter. The individuals on the approved slate will stand for the CALA election in spring 2017.

All nominees must be personal members in good standing with a record of participation in the activities and functions at various levels of CALA. If you are not yet a CALA member, you can join CALA first to be nominated. If you have not yet renewed your CALA membership, you will be asked to renew before accepting nomination. CALA elected officers are expected to attend at least one board meeting each year. Absence from two consecutive board meetings without prior written approval from the president will result in the removal from CALA Board.

We look forward to receiving your nominations! Again, the nomination form can be reached by and should be received by December 19, 2016 


CALA 2016-2017 Nominating Committee --

Le Yang, Co-Chair (CALA Vice President),

Lian Ruan, Co-Chair (CALA Immediate Past President) (Ex officio)

Yiping Wang (CA North),,

Kathy Jung (CA South),

Hong Wu (GMA),

Fu Zhuo (Midwest),

Jia Mi (Northeast),

Xiaojie Duan (Southeast),

Xiaoyu Duan (Southwest),